“Shady Love” is a song by American pop band Scissor Sisters which features front-man Jake Shears’ pseudonym Krystal Pepsy and uncredited vocals from Harlem rapper Azealia Banks. The song was set for release in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2012 as the lead single from the band’s fourth studio album (2012), but the release was cancelled for unconfirmed reasons. The track was written by frontman Jake Shears, Azealia Banks and was produced by Alex Ridha (who also co-wrote the song). “Shady Love” received its first play on January 2 by BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac and was met with positive reviews, including NME who described it as “the first big hit of 2012”.
The band did release the song as a 12-inch single, but to 300 of their Twitter and Facebook fans.